Photo: 'Wonderkid' Manchester United released Gyliano Van Velzen training for Holland's under-21s

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Former Manchester United youngster Gyliano Van Velzen has been called up for Holland's under-21 side.

Former Manchester United prospect Gyliano Van Velzen is part of the current Dutch under-21 squad, and has been pictured in training ahead of their upcoming matches.

United signed the winger from Ajax in 2010, angering the Dutch side. The Guardian reported that Ajax were considering making a complaint to UEFA, and had written to then United chief executive David Gill to express their dissatisfaction at losing the young talent.

Van Velzen failed to live up to his billing at United, despite being part of a side which reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2011.

The winger was released by United in 2013, and signed with Utrecht. He struggled to make an impact in the Eredivisie and made just two appearances, and his contract was not renewed.

This season has been more promising. He stepped down a level to sign with Dutch second tier side FC Volendam, and has become a key player.

Through eight matches so far he has scored once, and provided five assists, and it is little wonder his form has been rewarded with a new contract.

It is refreshing to see him making a name for himself once again, and just because he didn't make it at United is no reason he can't have a successful career, and the international recognition at under-21 level will be a big confidence boost for him.

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